NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Songwriters for August 2016

September 30, 2016

For Immediate Release: September 30, 2016
Media Contact: Charlotte Sellmyer

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NMPA today announced the top songwriters and 230 certifications of hit songs for August as part of its Gold & Platinum Program which identifies and honors songwriters of RIAA-certified hits.

In partnership with the RIAA’s Gold & Platinum Program, NMPA finds and certifies the songwriters of RIAA-certified singles. RIAA counts both sales and on-demand streams towards its Gold (500K), Platinum (1M) and Multi-Platinum (2M+) thresholds.  Thousands of songwriters have been recognized since NMPA’s program began in 2007.

The top songwriter with 7 certifications is Sam Hunt: House Party, Take Your Time, Leave the Night On, Break Up in a Small Town all certified Multi-Platinum and Make You Miss Me certified Platinum and Gold, and Ex to See, certified Gold.

The second top songwriter with 4 certifications is Halsey: New Americana, certified Platinum, and Colors, Gasoline, Hold Me Down, all certified Gold.

The top publishers honored include:

SONY/ATV Music Publishing: 56 certifications
Gold: 29
Platinum: 15
Multi-Platinum: 12

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG): 53 certifications
Gold: 21
Platinum: 11
Multi-Platinum: 21

Warner/Chappell: 41 certifications
Gold: 19
Platinum: 11
Multi-Platinum: 11

Kobalt Music: 14 certifications
Gold: 3
Platinum: 5
Multi-Platinum: 6

SONGS Music Publishing: 13 certifications
Platinum: 5
Multi-Platinum: 3

BMG: 13 certifications
Gold: 5
Platinum: 5
Multi-Platinum: 3

Black River Entertainment: 10 certifications
Gold: 4
Platinum: 4
Multi-Platinum: 2

Big Deal Music: 6 certifications
Gold: 2
Platinum: 2
Multi-Platinum: 2

Downtown Music Publishing: 5 certifications
Gold: 4
Multi-Platinum: 1

peermusic: 4 certifications
Gold: 2
Platinum: 2

The Administration MP: 4 certifications
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 3

Atlas Combustion Music Publishing 3 certifications (Multi-Platinum)

The Royalty Network: 2 certifications (Multi-Platinum)

ole music mangement: 2 certifications
Platinum: 1
Gold: 1

Domino Publishing Company of America, Inc: 1 certification (Gold)

Big Yellow Dog: 1 certification (Gold)

Round Hill Music: 1 certification (Gold)

Ultra Empire Music: 1 certification (Gold